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Topic # 67687 6-Sep-2010 22:24
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hey guys,

i was wondering if anyone could recommend a HDD docking station that supported both IDE/SATA 3.5" drives.

i like the look of the Freecom Hard Drive Dock Pro here http://www.expansys.co.nz/d.aspx?i=195453

but dunno how good it is or how trustworthy expansys' is.

some info would b good

cheers 

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  Reply # 377313 6-Sep-2010 23:04
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ive got a "Unitek SATA HDD Docking Station" from PBTech (think for around $50).  had it for about errr 8 months, and haven't had any problems with it.  Its been connected to a PC running windows, Ubuntu server and currently on my iMac.  so works with all 3 OSs.  Has good write speeds around 30MBs.  all the memory card inputs + 2 USBs.

really handy devices 

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  Reply # 378164 9-Sep-2010 11:16
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I have seen a few options listed on DealExtreme, cables with multiple adapters etc, but I have not built up the courage to order one yet.  Still, they are very cheap compared to what I have found in NZ stores.

For example, USB to SATA/IDE cable ... http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.21571 for under $20 nz.

No idea what the quality is, but I was quite happy with the service from these guys when I ordered a Android tablet.  They seem to have a good attitude towards quality.


Almost forgot to mention; check the power supply on their products, they target US market, but some products have power units that will work on 240 volts with the apropriate plug adapter.

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